Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

5×5 With The Hook: Natalie Brown.

If you’re like me and you hail from the Great White North, this young lady has been a part of your life for decades. Even if you weren’t aware of her presence. No, she’s not a stalker or the world’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wisdom With The Hook?

There’s a dichotomy to life in a thousand-room hotel, folks. On one hand, our guests are here to relax and forget all about the Rat Race. (In theory, at least.) Their goal is to adopt a nice leisurely pace instead … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Peter Mitchell Of Murdoch Mysteries.

Season Ten of Murdoch Mysteries is almost upon us so it’s time for a Murdoch Monday 5×5, friends. Peter Mitchell is literally the man with the plan. As the showrunner/executive producer for one of television’s greatest dramas of all time … Continue reading

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What’s My Day Going To Be Like?

I don’t know about you, friends, but my day can be best summed up by a single tweet: When you wake up in the morning and realize you have TEN bus tours worth of bags to move in the morning…#PrayForTheHook … Continue reading

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The Hook, A Hooker And A Cat Named lucky.

Hypothetical Sunday Morning Situation: Hypothetical Location: The Bell Desk. If only I had this option… KARDASHIAN CLONE:  I need a trolly thingie! For my luggages! HYPOTHETICAL ME:  (HYPO ME for short)  I’m sorry, miss (I really wasn’t) but we don’t … Continue reading

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Booking A Getaway? Keep This In Mind…

To be clear, the getaway I’m referring to doesn’t include your cousin Mookie sitting in a suped-up Dodge Charger on the street while you clean out a Money Mart with your crew. No, this is another classic set of travel … Continue reading

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There’s A “Bellman Chronicles: Hollywood” Series… Where The Hell Does That Leave Me?

It’s been a strange week, to say the least. However, since the bulk of the weirdness occurred on hotel property, most of the details must remain between me and my Hello Kitty pocket diary. With one glaring, depressing, soul-crushing exception. … Continue reading

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